As we continue to grapple with the ways in which COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on our world, one of the positive changes has been the ways in which technology has made the world more accessible, especially when it comes to our health. In 2021, most of us are constantly connected to the world through the smartphones in our pockets, computers on our desks, and other smart devices all around us that take commands with just the sound of our voice. But what you may not have considered before is how this technology could be used to help keep you and your family healthier.
One of the most popular ways to leverage technology for better health is the use of a wearable fitness tracker. These devices range in complexity from a simple pedometer that counts the number of steps you take each day to a smartwatch that tracks your exercise, sleep, and heart rate. There are also now smartwatches that can measure blood pressure and respiration rate for even more detailed health information. Monitoring your health and exercise using this technology can help you stay more active and may even help you see early warning signs of larger health issues.
In addition to tracking their own health, many patients now see their doctors using “telemedicine” for the treatment of common health conditions. In a world where many of us have grown accustomed to meeting on video chat, this means you can also communicate with your doctor via video conference, usually using your smartphone, to receive a diagnosis without ever leaving your house. With many health insurance plans now covering the cost of telemedicine, this means you can see your doctors from the comfort of your own home at no additional cost.
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please seek the advice of a qualified medical professional before beginning or ending medical treatment or if you have questions regarding a medical condition.